Saturday, October 27, 2012

Round-Up: October 27

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables - and for previous posts, check out the Bestiaria Latina Blog archives. I'm almost making good progress on my latest project - you can see the growing collection of Latin-vocabulary-via-proverbs at the Latin Via Proverbs blog.

HODIE: ante diem sextum Kalendas Novembres.

MYTHS and LEGENDS: The art image for today's legend shows Atalanta and the Boar; you can also see the legends for the current week listed together here.


3-WORD MOTTOES: Today's 3-word motto is In horam vivo (English: I live for the moment).

3-WORD PROVERBS: Today's 3-word proverb is Parietes habent aures (English: The walls have ears).

RHYMING PROVERBS: Today's proverb with rhyme is: Parva iuventutis plerumque est cura salutis (English: In general, youth has little concern for safety).

VULGATE VERSES: Today's verse is Melior est sapientia quam vires (Wisdom 6:1). For a translation, check out the polyglot Bible, in English, Hebrew, Latin and Greek, at the Sacred Texts Archive online.

ELIZABETHAN PROVERBS: Here is today's proverb commentary, this time by Taverner: Nemo mortalium omnibus horis sapit: No man in the world is wise at al houres. It is only belonging to God and properly due unto him never to commit follie. There is, I say, no man, but otherwiles doteth, but is deceived, but plaieth the foole, though he seme never so wise. Whan I say man, I except not the woman.

BREVISSIMA: The distich for today is Deus Omnia Videt: Quem nemo vidit, deus hic videt omnia solus; / Hunc res in mundo nulla latere potest.

And here is today's proverbial lolcat:


MILLE FABULAE: The fable from the Mille Fabulae et Una widget is Platanus et Viatores, the story of a lovely shade tree and some ungrateful wayfarers.

AESOP IN ENGLISH VERSE: Today's fable from the English verse widget is The Two Frogs, one frog being wise, the other being reckless.

FABULAE FACILES: The fable from the Fabulae Faciles widget is Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the famous story of the donkey who pretended to be a lion (this fable has a vocabulary list).

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